The invention of post-traumatic stress disorder and the social usefulness of a psychiatric category

2001Derek Summerfield, BMJ/British Mediacl Journal,

This article represents a debate on PTSD with several aspects not often to be seen in a clinical daily routine, with also ethical aspects. Is PTSD always to be seen as a disease? Which impact do sociopolitical and medical aspects have on setting a diagnosis?

Key wordspost-traumatic stress disorder / ptsd / trauma